The Autumn Stafford Sale At The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Staffordshire County Showground 15 & 16 October 2022

Landmark Ducati 750SS and Gold Star winning Grindlay-peerless lead top-level sportsbikes, racers and classics in October auction.

Bonhams are delighted to be returning to The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show with a two-day sale, offering a cavalcade of more than 280 motorcycles, as well as a wealth of motorcycle spares and motorcycling memorabilia, with motorcycles crossing the block on both days. All lots will be available to view over the weekend from 9am on both days.

From top level sports bikes and Isle of Man TT winning racers to ‘everyman’ classics from the 1950s and 60s, The Bonhams Autumn Sale offers a vast array of machinery, with estimates starting from as little as £250 and a significant number of lots being offered at No Reserve!

Highlights include:

1974 Ducati 750SS ‘Green Frame’
While many of the 401 early ‘round case’ motorcycles – named for their curved crankcases – were thrashed by their over-enthusiastic owners, this Ducati has had a largely cosseted life.
Estimate £140,000-170,000

Ex-Barry Sheene, John Cronshaw, Goodwood Revival Winning
2001 FWD Manx Norton 500cc Racing Motorcycle
Ridden by the late motorcycling World Champion Barry Sheene in his final winning race at the 2002 Goodwood Revival Meeting.
Estimate £55,000-75,000

c.1934 Crocker 500cc OHV Speedway Racing Motorcycle
With known history since 1934, this machine is believed to be one of the most original extant.
Estimate £100,000-150,000

The ex-Art Pechar,
c.1927 Indian 350cc Direct Track Racing Motorcycle
Offered from the outstanding Forshaw Speedway Collection, this is an exceptional survivor with a superb history.
Estimate £90,000-130,000

The ex-H J ‘Bert’ Bacon, Edmond ‘Boy’ Tubb, Brooklands ‘Gold Star’-winning,
1929 Grindlay-Peerless 498cc Brooklands ‘Hundred Model’
With superb from new and strong Brooklands circuit links, it comes complete with the Gold Star Edmond ‘Boy’ Tubb won in 1936.
Estimate £70,000-100,000

The Isle of Man Junior 250cc TT-Winning, Ex-Douglas Prentice,
1921 New Imperial 250cc Racing Motorcycle
The first ever motorcycle to win the Junior TT!
Estimate £40,000-60,000

1950 Vincent 998cc Series-C Black Shadow
A matching numbers example, that has been in the present family ownership since 1987
Estimate £40,000-50,000
Rare Pre-production prototype,

1977 Honda CBX1000
Number ‘12’ of 41 pre-production models built and a ‘must have’ for the serious collector.
Estimate £20,000-25,000

1995 Honda NSR250R SP
A vanishingly rare machine and for some the Holy Grail of 250 race replicas. UK registered and just 23,840km recorded.
Estimate £10,000-15,000

1988 Suzuki GSX-R750J ‘Slingshot’
One of the modern era’s instant classics and believed only three owners from new
Estimate £5,000-6,000

  • Lots will be available to view on both days from 9am.
  • Spares and Memorabilia, lots 1-285, will be sold at 10am on Saturday 15th October.
  • Motorcycles, lots 301 – 336, with be sold at 4pm on Saturday 15th October.
  • Motorcycles, lots 401-651, with be sold at 10am on Sunday 16th October.

The full catalogue, including our Terms and Conditions and details on how to register can be found via: Bonhams : The Autumn Stafford Sale – The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show

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